Walker dimension : 15 x 15 x 11.8 inches
Toy shipping weight : 7.2 pounds
Recommended rider age : 9 months and up
Things included in the box : Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toys, instruction manual
Battery Required : No
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My rating : 9.5 out of 10
Colorful Melissa Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toys
Learning to walk to your little one is the most memorable moments and these walkers help your tot to make the learning phase more joyful. The Melissa Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toys Walkers are well built with colorful overwhelming scene. These handcrafted Wood Baby Walker Activity Center for Toddlers serves as a full of fun, reliable tool that help children ages 9 months and up to learning baby steps.
The dimension of the Melissa Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toys Walker is 15 inches x 15 inches x 11.8 inches. And the shipping weight of the toy is 7.2 pounds. The recommended ages to use these walking toys for toddlers are 9 months and up. It requires little work by adult for assembling the walker that can be done trouble free and only requires a Phillips-head screwdriver.
As a parent and an adviser, I am always advising toddlers not to use the walker before the recommended age because the brain and muscles of a child are not developing enough to stand with walker before age. The Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toy walkers are always preferable by most of the parent as it comes with toddler’s safety features like wide base for more stability and made of wood painted with child friendly colors. I would definitely recommend these walkers for toddlers who cannot able to hold them straight without any assistance and also for the children who are not able to walk without support.
Elements that made Melissa walker unique and preferable
The Melissa Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toys Walkers are handcrafted and hand sanded from selected hardwood and made of nontoxic dyes and paints. These walkers are wide and weighty enough to give unsteady babies the hold they need to courageously take their first baby steps. The raised handlebar is designed in a way so that toddlers can hold it comfortably.
The Melissa walker comes with the attachment of three alligators that are going to make chomping sound on every step your toddler will take. It is a multi sensory push toy made of wood. These are colored with bright colors with child safe paint.
There is a wooden handle is continuing from the back of the base and graphic details of the walker featuring with colorful particulars of cattails and butterflies on its supports. These butterflies and ladybugs beads attached to the supports are entertaining the little tots to slide and twirl.
There are three green gators in a blue pool that are the centerpieces of the toy, and each of the four wheels are featuring a multi-colored fish that appears to be swimming as the wheels are turning while walking on the walker.
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How the walker enhances body development
The Melissa walker’s design helps to teach motor skills, journeying, discovery and basic causes and effects. With each step taking by your child, the alligators are opening and closing their mouths with a loving clacking noise. The alligators’ noise and animation encouraging movement and development of gross motor skills, while the spinnable and slidable beads on the handle supports help to improve their fine motor skills while developing hand-eye coordination.
The toy is promoting toddler’s quickness, steadiness, and exercise. The handle is simple for gripping and holding, so your little tot can turn the push toy in straight lines or along traveling paths. The wheels are non skid that allow your child walk along even surfaces without moving too fast or leaving any ugly marks on your floor. The wheels also let your toddler to move forward and backward comfortably without bending or getting stuck.
About Melissa & Doug
The Melissa and Doug company was started in the garage at Doug’s parents’ house in 1988. With time, Melissa & Doug has become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Its toys have gathered dozens of awards and have been widely featured in national media.
Melissa & Doug toys meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to ensure they meet the company’s stringent safety requirements. The paints and coatings used on Melissa & Doug toys are tested regularly to meet or exceed government approval limiting heavy metals and lead in children’s items.
How walkers are helpful for babies to learn walking?
The manufacturing recommended age for the using the Melissa alligator walker is 9 months and up. There are many parents who want to put the baby on walker before the babies are able to walk independently and keep them unattended. I am not in favor of leaving children with walker before the appropriate age and strongly recommending all parents not to leave toddlers when they are in the push-toy mode.
By placing a child in walker before certain age and make her/him mobile for long time before she/he is mentally and physically prepared for it can lead to muscle weakening or even major injuries and accidents.
The testers of Melissa company were satisfied by the overall construction of the toy, they did note that the three cut outs in which the alligators move are a little rough at the edges. This was not an issue during testing, but parents should keep an eye out for possible splinters.
Most of the customers are happy and satisfied with the walker. There is a small group of parents who complained against the construction of the walker and are not happy with the design of the walker.
I would recommend you that the walker always be used under adult supervision. If your child is using a walker, always make sure to keep your eyes on his/her and be conscious all the time to avoid any sort of accident.
There is a nominal section who received defective piece. In case of getting defective or damaged walking toys for toddlers from Melissa push walker walker during the warranty cycle then you can contact the manufacturer directly or visit their website or contact Amazon if you purchased from Amazon site for replacement or to get a refund. Seller tries to give a trouble free service and generally replies in 12 hours and trying to maintain 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
The Melissa Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toys Walker is made of wood, designed and colored in bright kid’s friendly paints that comes at an affordable price. After buying the walker for your toddler, I am sure, you and little one must going to be happy to spend time on walker and your spending money would be worthy. The durable and long lasting walker is a parent’s and baby’s much preferred and acceptable toy that is durable and hence, it can be used for many years.
So if you are looking for a non toxic walker that helps your tot to learn baby’s first step comfortably and safely then my recommendation is to get the Melissa Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Baby Push Toys Walker.
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